Twenty-two Villagers met on Tuesday, February 10, for a tour of the Kreeger Museum. Once there, it was hard to decide what to focus on - the beautiful house designed by famed modernist architect Philip Johnson for Mr. and Mrs. David Kreeger OR the outstanding art collection that they assembled? Fortunately, the two docents assigned to our group resolved that issue by providing a 90-minute tour that addressed both.
The Kreegers obviously loved Monet’s art and we were practically surrounded by it in the room that had served as their dining room. Immediately adjacent was the grand hall where the Kreegers’ guests not only were hosted at musical events but also treated to first class art hanging on the room’s two-story- high walls.
The music was missing in the room but the art by Picasso, Braque, et al was all there for us to enjoy. As if that were not enough, if you glanced through the large wall-size windows you saw a sculpture garden with a number of intriguing large bronze sculptures. And this was only the start of the tour – there were many more rooms which were architectural delights on their own along with the added pleasure of art-filled walls.
The Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in our city. We encourage Villagers who were not able to attend with our Village group to do so on their own – we guarantee that you will enjoy it!